Archive | December, 2010

In addition to 30 films,  festival welcomes film makers, fine artists, photographers and oceanography experts

Inaugural Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Jan. 5-9)

In addition to 30 films, festival welcomes film makers, fine artists, photographers and oceanography experts

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1-1-11 marks day when four become one Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Enduring force in Hawaii land conservation established

1-1-11 marks day when four become one Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

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New state laws effective Jan. 1, 2011

New state laws effective Jan. 1, 2011

The following are some of the laws (those most likely to impact the general public) slated to take effect on January 1, 2011. Click on the bills to get more information. HB1985 Relating to Taxation. Part I of the bill is amended to repeal the deduction of political contributions from taxable income. This becomes effective […]

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Coast Guard reminds mariners that flares are for emergencies only

Coast Guard reminds mariners that flares are for emergencies only

MEDIA RELEASE The Coast Guard reminds mariners that red and orange flares are recognized as marine and aviation emergency signals, and are to be used only during emergency situations. If a flare is used in a non-emergency situation, or fired by mistake, it should immediately be reported to the Coast Guard to prevent assets and […]

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AAA offers New Year's Eve Tipsy Tow service

AAA offers New Year’s Eve Tipsy Tow service

MEDIA RELEASE AAA Hawaii is offering its free Tipsy Tow service during the New Year’s holiday. The service is available from 6 p.m. Friday, New Year’s Eve, until 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1. Motorists, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver may call 1-800-222-4357 for a free tow home of up […]

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Big turnout for Sunday's Child Christmas celebration

Big turnout for Sunday’s Child Christmas celebration

MEDIA RELEASE On Saturday, Dec. 18, Sunday’s Child Foundation hosted a Christmas Party for what was meant to cater to 50 children, but the turnout was much more than expected, with nearly double the numbers of children. The event took place at Hokukano Bayhouse on Keauhou Bay in Kona, where the guests were at-risk and […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve.

Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead power lines are energized and could be dangerous.

Carefully set up and use fireworks only in areas clear of overhead power lines. Do not string fireworks on utility poles.

Fireworks safety advice from HELCO

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve. Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead power lines are energized and […]

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Big Island lane closures for January 1-7, 2011

Big Island lane closures for January 1-7, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE For the week of Saturday, January 1, to Friday, January 7. PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — AKONI PULE HIGHWAY (ROUTE 270) — 1) NORTH KOHALA Alternating single lane closures on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270), in both directions near […]

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Wang's recovery includes agitation, aggression

Wang’s recovery includes agitation, aggression

From David Chen, husband of Theresa Wang, who is recovering from injuries sustained in the Nov. 19 car crash that also injured Colt Brennan: Aloha to our Ohana, The past few days have not been without challenge for both of us. I contracted a mild case of food poisoning and while the blame could go […]

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Three girls injured in North Kohala ATV wreck

Three girls injured in North Kohala ATV wreck

MEDIA RELEASE Three girls – ages 16, 11 and 4 – were injured Thursday afternoon after an ATV flipped in Kapaau. Emergency crews were called at 1:12 p.m. to the accident near the intersection of Pratt Road and Maluhia Road. Fire crews reported the ATV was being operated by the 16-year-old and carrying the other […]

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Big Island police charged a 56-year-old Hilo man Tuesday (December 28) with several counts of felony theft after he was caught taking fruit without permission from a Kaiwiki farm.

Responding to an 8:27 p.m. call Monday (December 27), South Hilo patrol officers discovered that the owners of a farm on Kaiwiki road in Hilo had a trespasser detained. Further investigation revealed that the trespasser had been in the process of taking fruit from the farm without permission.

Police arrested Gary Pavao at the scene for second-degree theft.

Police charge 56 year-old Hilo man with fruit theft

Big Island police charged a 56-year-old Hilo man Tuesday (December 28) with several counts of felony theft after he was caught taking fruit without permission from a Kaiwiki farm. Responding to an 8:27 p.m. call Monday (December 27), South Hilo patrol officers discovered that the owners of a farm on Kaiwiki road in Hilo had […]

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With dengue fever cases increasing to epidemic levels this year in parts of the United States, and the tropics and subtropics where it had previously been absent or mild, Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) officials are concerned about mosquito-transmitted illness appearing here in Hawaii. The DOH urges residents and property owners to clear standing water from areas where mosquitoes may breed.

Dept of Health urges people to clean-up mosquito breeding sites to avoid dengue fever threat

With dengue fever cases increasing to epidemic levels this year in parts of the United States, and the tropics and subtropics where it had previously been absent or mild, Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) officials are concerned about mosquito-transmitted illness appearing here in Hawaii. The DOH urges residents and property owners to clear standing […]

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Lecture centers on Kilauea’s 1790 eruption (Jan. 7)

Lecture centers on Kilauea’s 1790 eruption (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE An explosive eruption that killed more than 80, and possibly several hundred, people on Kilauea Volcano’s slopes 220 years ago will be the topic of a presentation at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Friday, Jan. 7. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), will give […]

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Public Safety Department responds to audit report

Public Safety Department responds to audit report

MEDIA RELEASE The state Auditor has released its management audit of the Department of Public Safety’s Contracting for Prison Beds and Services. Interim Public Safety Director Jodie Maesaka-Hirata issued the following statement in response to the report. “The Department acknowledges the recommendations of the Auditor and will address the concerns raised in the report. In […]

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